Bayes' Rule With Python (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
188
Utgivningsdatum
2016-10-15
Förlag
Sebtel Press
Illustrationer
30 Illustrations
Dimensioner
230 x 154 x 10 mm
Vikt
264 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
423:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Matte Lam
ISBN
9780993367939
Bayes' Rule With Python (häftad)

Bayes' Rule With Python

A Tutorial Introduction to Bayesian Analysis

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Discovered by an 18th century mathematician and preacher, Bayes' rule is a cornerstone of modern probability theory. In this richly illustrated book, a range of accessible examples is used to show how Bayes' rule is actually a natural consequence of common sense reasoning. Bayes' rule is then derived using intuitive graphical representations of probability, and Bayesian analysis is applied to parameter estimation. The tutorial style of writing, combined with a comprehensive glossary, makes this an ideal primer for novices who wish to become familiar with the basic principles of Bayesian analysis. Note that this book includes Python (3.0) code snippets, which reproduce key numerical results and diagrams.
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Preface

1 An Introduction to Bayes' Rule
1.1 Example 1: Poxy Diseases
1.2 Example 2: Forkandles
1.3 Example 3: Flipping Coins
1.4 Example 4: Light Craters
1.5 Forward and Inverse Probability

2 Bayes' Rule in Pictures
2.1 Random Variables
2.2 The Rules of Probability
2.3 Random Variables and Coin Flips
2.4 Joint Probability and Coin Flips
2.5 Probability As Geometric Area
2.6 Bayes' Rule From Venn Diagrams
2.7 Bayes' Rule and the Medical Test

3 Discrete Parameter Values
3.1 Joint Probability Functions
3.2 Patient Questions
3.3 Deriving Bayes' Rule
3.4 Using Bayes' Rule
3.5 Bayes' Rule and the Joint Distribution

4 Continuous Parameter Values
4.1 A Continuous Likelihood Function
4.2 A Binomial Prior Probability Density Function
4.3 A Posterior Probability Density Function
4.4 A Uniform Prior Probability Density Function
4.5 MAP Estimates Are Not Aected By Constants
4.6 Finding the MAP Estimate Analytically
4.7 Evolution of the Posterior
4.8 Reference Priors
4.9 Loss Functions

5 Gaussian Parameter Estimation
5.1 The Gaussian Distribution
5.2 Estimating the Population Mean
5.3 Error Bars for Gaussian Distributions
5.4 Regression as Parameter Estimation

6 A Bird's-Eye View of Bayes' Rule
6.1 Joint Gaussian Distributions
6.2 A Bird's-Eye View of Joint Distributions
6.3 A Bird's-Eye View of Bayes' Rule
6.4 Slicing Through Joint Distributions
6.5 Statistical Independence

7 Bayesian Wars
7.1 The Nature of Probability
7.2 Subjective Probability
7.3 Bayesian Wars
7.4 A Very Short History of Bayes' Rule

Further Reading

Appendices
A Glossary
B Mathematical Symbols
C The Rules of Probability
D Probability Density Functions
E The Binomial
F The Gaussian
G Least-Squares Estimation
H Reference Priors
I MatLab Code

References

Index